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Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 26/05/2011
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A Culture of revenge.
I have been reading Banks’ Science fiction for 15 years and I can whole-heartedly say that there isn’t an author writing today to whose books I look forwar... READ MORE
Henry Joy at Oxford Street Plaza


The ninth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder.And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.Praise for the Culture series:'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen SonataOther books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781841498959
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 434g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 46 mm

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Fantastic - another Culture classic
This is one of the best Culture novels so far. Could not put it down. From cover to cover a real delight. Can't wait for the next one!
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A perfect example of space opera
This is the 9th Culture novel although they can really be read in any order. There are subtle references back to previous books and characters but they can... READ MORE
Rob S